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don juan jones
For the past several months I have been working with a group to initiate a food co-op in Dayton. They have looked at several locations in west Dayton and Trotwood. While Trotwood doesn't have the...
For the past several months I have been working with a group to initiate a food co-op in Dayton. They have looked at several locations in west Dayton and Trotwood. While Trotwood doesn't have the greatest immediate need of the locations surveyed we are certainly on the radar. At this point in the planning process it appears the first one will be in Dayton but we could be next.
The initiative is modeling after a similar effort in Cincinnati. It includes a worker and customer owned store that sells shares to neighborhood residents to raise the money needed to start the store. It is a bold way to finance such an effort and grant sources are identified to match the local contribution.
These stores are typically a bit smaller than chain grocery stores and provide fresh produce, meat, and dry goods at reasonable prices in a clean modern shopping experience.
Would you be a shareholder in a local Co-op? Where do you think it should be located?
Jul 11, 2015 by
Bruce Kettelle (8 points)